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The meeting will be held in line with “twin” resolutions in 2016 of the General Assembly and the Security Council on the review of the United Nations peacebuilding architecture. These resolutions renew the UN's commitment to conflict prevention as embodied in the UN Charter. On Friday, Amena Yassine, ...
The meeting will be held in line with twin resolutions in 2016 of the General Assembly and the Security Council on the review of the United Nations peace-building architecture. These resolutions renew the UN's commitment to conflict prevention as embodied in the UN Charter. On Friday, Amena Yassine, ...

1, 2017: Kim Jong Un says in a New Year's address that preparations for launching an intercontinental ballistic missile have "reached the final stage." Jan. ... 19: Trump tells the U.N. General Assembly the United States would "totally destroy North Korea" if forced to defend itself or its allies. He refers to Kim ...
Syria: Joint NGO Statement for United Nations General Assembly Informal Debate on the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism for Syria ... Second, the cooperation of states, the UN system, as well as civil society, including through access to documentation and material, will be crucial to ...
Smart Dubai participates in UN General Assembly ... DUBAI: Dubai's expertise in smart city development has been highlighted on the international stage with the participation of Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director-General of the Smart Dubai Office, SDO, at the United Nations, UN, General Assembly in ...
UNITED NATIONS – The 193-member General Assembly – one of the highest policy-making bodies at the United Nations – will get a much-needed break, come September, when a woman will preside over its 73rd session, only the fourth in the history of the world body. The two who are in the running are: ...

Tayseer Khaled , member of the PLO's Executive Committee , Head of the Palestinian Expatriate Affairs Department called to refer the crime of killings committed by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, to a special session held in the UN General Assembly in order to ...
UNITED NATIONS, March 22 – The UN Department of Public Information, acting against Press coverage of UN corruption cases, without hearing or appeal had Inner City Press ... On March 22 Inner City Press sought to cover the General Assembly event on water, with for example Lake Chad having shrunk by 90%.
It was to have been a momentous morning for Pitbull: As part of World Water Day On Thursday, the proudly Cuban-American rapper was scheduled to address delegates at the United Nations' storied General Assembly Hall in New York about the global water crisis. During his remarks, he was to announce ...
“So, on this International Day, let us all consider how we can better promote tolerance, inclusion and respect for diversity in all nations and among all communities,” the UN chief said. “Let us work to eliminate messages of hatred – the concept of 'us' and 'them'; the false attitude that we can accept some and ...
In the document, the expert surveys his previous reports to the Council and the UN General Assembly and highlights numerous recommendations on ... free trade agreements, military expenditure, tax evasion, reform of the United Nations system and the obligations of intergovernmental organizations.
7 March 2018: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has welcomed progress made under the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme on tackling illicit trade in diamonds and its role in armed conflict. Some governments noted linkages between diamond production and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable ...
14 de marzo de 2018, 16:42United Nations, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Miroslav Lajcak, president of the United Nations General Assembly''s 72nd Session Period will start a tour of Colombia and Brazil this week, said his spokeman Brenden Varma. The tour starts on Colombia Thursday where he will be until Saturday, and ...
15 de marzo de 2018, 00:19United Nations, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Miroslav Lajcak, president of the United Nations General Assembly''s 72nd Session Period starts Thursday in Colombia a two-nation Latin American tour that will take him also to Brazil this week. His spokeman Brenden Varma said he will ...
UNITED NATIONS, March 4 – Amid talk that a call for a ceasefire in Syria was unrealistic, Inner City Press on February 22 alone staked out an evening meeting of the UN Security Council's Elected Ten members, exclusive video here. On February 24 the changed draft was approved 15-0. More than a week later on Sunday ...
Slovakian President Kiska addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters i FILE PHOTO: Slovakian President Andrej Kiska addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton.
The ICSC is an independent 15-member expert body established by the UN General Assembly to regulate and coordinate conditions of service of UN staff. ... Photo: Coordinating Committee of International Staff Unions and Associations (CCISUA) and United Nations International Civil Servants Federation ...

UNITED NATIONS, March 2 – Three months after the arrest for UN bribery of Patrick Ho, the head of China Energy Fund Committee full funded by CEFC China ... for Ho, of bribing former UN President of the General Assembly Sam Kutesa, now as then the foreign minister of Uganda, since 2005, allegedly for the benefit of ...
The Permanent Mission of Uzbekistan to the United Nations developed a draft resolution on “Strengthening regional and international cooperation for peace, security and sustainable socio-economic development in the Central Asian region”, the Uzbek media reported. The launch of the initiative of ...
United Nations staff in Geneva carried out a two-hour work stoppage Monday over "unfair" pay cuts, briefly disrupting high-level events with the ... The work stoppage from 3:00-5:00pm forced the UN's top rights body to delay a panel, featuring its rights chief and the president of the General Assembly, for an ...
The presidency of the General Assembly of the United Nations is the position of democratic and universal election of a member state of greater relevance within the multilateral event, according to the institution's founding charter. The presidency of the U.N. General Assembly is designated each year, ...
In its resolution 72/2 entitled “Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations: requests under Article 19 of the Charter,” the UN General Assembly decided that the following Member States, although in arrears in the payment of their dues, shall be permitted to vote until the ...
Journalists who are awarded fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for years to come. Fellows also get a chance to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world ...
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- President of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak on Monday stressed the importance of conflict prevention with regard to peacekeeping. "The United Nations was created to save people from the horrors of war, not to react once those horrors are in motion," ...
Liberia has received the overwhelming endorsement of the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations to chair the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly during the 73rd Session of the Assembly which begins in September. Formally referred to as the Special Political and Decolonization ...
New York, USA – Liberia has received the overwhelming endorsement of the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations, to chair the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly during the 73rd Session of the Assembly which begins in September. Formally referred to as the Special Political ...
UNITED NATIONS, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Miroslav Lajcak, president of the UN General Assembly, said here Monday that multilateralism was crucial in solving challenges to the protection of marine biodiversity. Member States should focus on reaching an internationally binding agreement to protect areas ...
The half-day work stoppage will take place during what is arguably one of the busiest weeks of the year at the United Nations in Geneva, with around ... The signatories said staff had "lost confidence" in the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) - a body appointed by the UN General Assembly to ...
Additionally, the Secretary-General has to be appointed by the General Assembly (which comprises all 193 member states), many of whom would likely ... The U.N. has never selected a Secretary-General from North America, and only once in United Nations history has a candidate from anywhere in the ...
The trip to two of the region's most troubled countries follows a lopsided U.N. General Assembly vote in December to condemn President Trump's ... “We are grateful to these two countries for standing with us at the U.N. when many others did not,” a spokesman for the U.S. mission at the U.N. said Friday.
The presidency of the General Assembly of the United Nations is the position of democratic and universal election of a member state of greater relevance within the multilateral event, according to the institution's founding charter. The presidency of the U.N. General Assembly is designated each year, ...
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has suspended the right of Libya to vote for the third time in three years due to debts owed by the country. The spokesman of the assembly, Brenden Varma, said that Libya lost its right to vote in the UNGA, which includes 193 countries. The Secretary-General ...
A group of activists from the U.S. and Sweden went to the United Nations for a week this past November, coinciding with the International Day of Solidarity with the ... We also paid visits to several other UN Missions and distributed the 11-page General Assembly Intervention Plan for Breaking the Maritime Blockade of Gaza.
Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the third time in three years because of millions of dollars in ... In a resolution, the General Assembly decided that Comoros, Guinea-Bissau, Sao Tome and Principe and Somalia would be permitted to vote despite ...
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- President of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak on Monday stressed the importance of conflict prevention with regard to peacekeeping. "The United Nations was created to save people from the horrors of war, not to react once those horrors are in motion," ...
This without having answered Press questions about her Department of Public Information's malfeasance with resources allocated by the General Assembly for Kiswahili and about the lack under her "leadership" of any content neutral UN media access rules. Afterward, when Inner City Press asked for the mp4 video of her ...
SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- United Nations General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak will visit South Korea this week to attend the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the foreign ministry said Tuesday. Lajcak, who concurrently serves as Slovakian foreign minister, will arrive in ...
New York, USA – Liberia has received the overwhelming endorsement of the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations, to chair the Fourth Committee of the UN General Assembly during the 73rd Session of the Assembly which begins in September. Formally referred to as the Special Political ...
The UN General Assembly debate focused on a request by Rwanda to amend the name of the memorial day for the massacres. The amendment changes the designation of April 7 from the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda – as decided in a December 2003 resolution – to the ...
Any United Nations body can issue a resolution, which is a formal text or statement. But the most resolutions are issued by the Security Council or the General Assembly. The 15-member Security Council is the only body of the U.N. that can pass binding resolutions, which member states are required to ...
29 January 2018 – The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) – a pool of funding which supports critical relief operations around the world ... Established by the UN General Assembly in 2006, CERF is a humanitarian funding mechanism that enables a faster and more effective response to vital needs ...
28 January 2018 – Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, “we can and ...
UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The UN General Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution to change the name of an international day in memory of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The new resolution changes the designation of April 7 as "the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide ...
DeSantis said the United Nations spent one year doing "24 resolutions, and 20 of them were against Israel." These numbers are wrong. The United Nations' General Assembly passed hundreds of resolutions in the year-long 2016-17 session — not two dozen. DeSantis was apparently trying to repeat a ...
25 (Xinhua) -- Ambassadors of European countries to the United Nations on Thursday stressed that the two-state solution is the only viable path for the ... In 1949, the UN General Assembly established UNRWA and mandated it to provide assistance and protection to what are today more than five million ...
DeSantis said the United Nations spent one year doing "24 resolutions, and 20 of them were against Israel." These numbers are wrong. The United Nations' General Assembly passed hundreds of resolutions in the year-long 2016-17 session — not two dozen. DeSantis was apparently trying to repeat a ...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres waits for the start of a meeting during the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters. ... UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has tapped mediator and former aid official Martin Griffiths of Britain to be the next peace ...
The U.N. General Assembly has officially declared 2019–2028 the Decade of Family Farming. Initially proposed in October 2017, the resolution passed with 104 co-sponsors and unanimous approval. The Decade aims to inspire the international community to generate a refreshed political commitment ...
22 January 2018 – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched on Monday a global fundraising ... The UNRWA chief underscored that the agency's mandate is “firmly protected” in a UN General Assembly resolution and called on “all people of good will, ...
The UN general assembly in New York. Photograph: Lohr-J/Sipa USA/REX/Shutterstock. One woman allegedly assaulted while working for the UN says she was told by her agency's ombudsman that there was nothing more he could do to help her pursue a complaint, because he was being threatened by ...


 

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